Hotel Mutsumi

Ichinose Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 381-0401 , Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... then made it back to some paths where the snow had been partly cleared so the walking was easier. The guide said that she had lived in Nagano for 40 years and had never known such heavy snow. We made our way back to the ryokan for breakfast. This was entirely vegetarian and we sat on floor cushions at very low individual lacquered tables. Then it was off, by bus, to the railway station. When we arrived at the station it was to find it very crowded and there were tv crews there ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... rooms were heated but the rest of the building was not. We had to share toilet and washing facilities. The washing facilities consisted of sinks lining the corridor and there were no western style showers. There was a small bath which would have had Japanese style showers to use before entering the bath. All those facilities are shared single sex as you bathe at the same time as other people. However as the hot water was broken and there was only ice cold ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... up camp, so I just calmly walked to the other side of the pool, which was closer to the monkeys, and getting down to ground level, began taking photos. Looking over at the pros, I see the visible scorn and mixed looks of either condemnation or pity on their faces, because I was using a camera that didn't require a suitcase to transport it around in, and my zoom lens was less than 2 feet long.

I'm still not sure what ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... steep to give the upper hand to the castle defenders if attackers made it into the castle grounds and attempted to scale the stairs.

The views over the city of Matsumoto at sundown, which is circled on all sides by snow covered mountains, was pretty special. Within the castle itself, virtually no area is off-limits, so we were able to explore the whole castle by ourselves before cautiously returning to the ground floor.

The ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... more than 0 degrees in the wind, which was blowing down from the mountains to the North West.

After stepping out of a Shinkansen carriage which was set to slowly grill the passengers, this icy wind was quite a shock.

Finding our way to the hotel with no problems, we dropped the bags off, and returned towards the train station in search of a shopping centre, at which to buy some essentials, like gloves, beanies, earmuffs, neck warmers, thermal ...

Location

This ryokan, located in the Kumanoyu Onsen area of Yamanouchi-machi, is near Shiga Kogen Ski Area.
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4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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